his etchings in the 1600's, but by the 1800's the plates
for the etchings were worn and in poor condition.
Amand Durand, a well respected engraver, dedicated the
major part of his life re-creating Rembrandt's 347 etchings
in exacting detail. Amand-Durand used as his guide,
not the worn and flat plates, but the first and second state
etchings of the master's original works. Durand's
original etchings were so well respected they were purchased
by major collectors throughout Europe, and as well as the
Louvre Museum in Paris and the French Biblioteque Nationale.
Endorsed with the publishers embossed "chop".